The Compliance Team is responsible for the day-to-day implementation and enforcement of the EBCI laws governing employment rights for its members and members of other Tribes within the territory of the Eastern Band.
To become a TERO Vendor, download and fill out the form below. Return completed forms to the TERO Office.
Certified TERO Vendor Monthly Reports are due to the TERO office by the tenth (10th) day of the following month.
The complete application must be turned in ten (10) calendar days prior to the monthly Commission meeting
Complaint form for alleged violations of the TERO Ordinance, regulations, guidelines, or orders issued pursuant to Chapter 92 or 95.
The EBCI enacted the Tribal Business Preference Law and Wages/Employment Rights ordinances to implement and enforce a hiring preference to qualified Indians and Indian contractors and subcontractors, who are members of the Eastern Band and other federally recognized Indian Tribes, and, to protect and stabilize wages of persons employed by private persons or businesses on the Cherokee Indian Reservation.
By providing a hiring and contracting preference, it is the EBCI’s intent to increase
employment of members of the Eastern Band and other tribal members, to promote
the growth and professionalism of Indian owned businesses, to increase contracting
opportunities for Indian businesses, and to reduce discrimination against Indians.
TERO Compliance Officers are responsible for maintaining transparency and
accountability among TERO Vendors and business conducted between the EBCI and
its entities, as well as between the EBCI and outside contractors.
Certified TERO Vendors are businesses that submitted a completed Application for
TERO Certification, are vetted by the TERO office and have met the qualification
requirements as an Indian-owned business.
The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians has the sovereign authority to make and enforce laws governing employment rights for its members and members of other Tribes within the territory of the Eastern Band.